The Supreme Court gave its go ahead to National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, to hold its separate entrance examination NLAT-2020 to be held on Saturday. The top court also restrained it from announcing the results and admitting any student till the pendency of the plea.
The top court, which was hearing a plea filed by former vice chancellor Professor R Venkata Rao of NLSIU and a parent of the aspirant challenging the decision of the university to hold a separate entrance exam, said it is an important matter which needs to be decided.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah issued notice to the university and its vice chancellor Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy and sought their response in three days and posted the matter for further hearing on September 16. The bench said that since the examination is scheduled to be held on Saturday, it can be conducted but neither results nor any admission of students can be done. “We are inclined to issue notice on this. It is an important matter. It is a matter which needs to be decided,” said the bench.
The NLSIU action has created an unprecedented uncertainty and has imposed an onerous burden and obligations upon thousands of aspirants, who are now uncertain about the future course of action, the plea said.